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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 14, 2023 4:35 PM

Combining 4X and real-time strategy game elements, Shiro Games and Funcom's Dune: Spice Wars will come to the Xbox Series X|S on November 28.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 14, 2023 4:00 PM

The new simulacrum Nan Yin will join the ranks of Level Infinite and Hotta Studios' Tower of Fantasy on November 21.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 14, 2023 3:04 PM

The Awakened King DLC for Gearbox Publishing and Gunfire Games' Remnant 2 is now available.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 14, 2023 2:52 PM

Launching on November 28, Destiny 2's Season of the Wish will have Guardians returning to The Dreaming City, where they will be able to discover new activities, gear, and secrets.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:37 PM

Created in partnership with Turn 10, the development team at Hutch has launched Forza Customs for mobile devices.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:18 PM

WB Games and Avalanche Software's open world action RPG Hogwarts Legacy is now available for all platforms.

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Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 5:00 PM

I love Persona 5, but over the years, Atlus' stylish, supposedly socially-conscious RPG hasn't loved me. Queer Persona fans know the series to be fraught, and even the most passionate among us treat it like the fun uncle who claims to love everyone and still says something extremely out of pocket each holiday. I…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 3:30 PM

It's been a surprisingly strong year for the Nintendo Switch even as sales slow and fans eagerly await its successor, and today the company promoted a bunch of indie games that will fill out the console's release calendar heading into 2024, from a new Shantae action-platformer to a port of beloved cult-hit sci-fi…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 3:00 PM

We are now six days into the Epic v. Google legal showdown over whether the Google Play Store is an illegal monopoly with high fees and strict rules designed to control Android app developers. Things are getting wild as Google employees—including the company's CEO—might have deleted evidence or hidden chats from court…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 2:30 PM

It's been nearly a decade since GamerGate, the misogynistic game industry tantrum that harassed women under the guise of demanding journalistic ethics—yet 2023 has felt like we're not that far past it at all.


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 2:15 PM

Danny DeVito's wonderfully awful Frank Reynolds from the long-running TV show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has become an internet icon over the last decade, thanks to his wild behavior and meme-worthy antics. And now the famous asshole has been added to the depressing world of The Last Of Us and the results are…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:15 PM

Modern Warfare III players are begging Activision to remove a "literally invisible" cosmetic first introduced in Modern Warfare II that's plaguing multiplayer matches yet again.


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:45 PM

As AI-generated content continues to encroach on everything from advertising to the voice acting profession, YouTube is adding a requirement for users to flag their videos when they include anything made by an AI program. However, looking at the guidelines, it doesn't seem like the video hosting site has any way to…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:00 PM

Persona 5 met with near-universal acclaim when it came to the West in 2017, and was widely credited with revitalizing the turn-based RPG after a years-long slump. In the six years since its release, some have argued that P5's villains are excessively evil, but our real-world corporate overlords, power-hungry…


PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 3:02 PM
     Some of Steam's best stealth games are less than $3, for now

Dishonored, Prey, Deathloop, and some of the best stealth immersive sim games ever made by Arkane Studios are part of an incredible Steam sale right now. With up to 90% on the developer's back catalog, minus this year's much-maligned Redfall, there are some truly excellent games on offer.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:28 PM
     Win a copy of Remnant 2, the latest DLC, and a Matt Heafy t-shirt

The world of Losomn has an empty royal seat waiting to be taken in Remnant 2, but who's going to be brave enough to stake their claim to the throne? The latest Remnant 2 DLC, The Awakened King explores this question as the corrupted One True King finally wakes from his slumber. If you purchased the Remnant 2 Ultimate Edition, you should have access to this DLC already, but if you didn't, we have some great news to share.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Remnant 2 archetypes, Remnant 2 review, Remnant 2 bosses

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:29 PM
     Minecraft castle ideas

What are the best Minecraft castle ideas? Minecraft's sprawling, procedurally generated landscapes lend themselves perfectly to the majesty of a castle build, be it in the snow, lush green mountains, or stony peaks. If you're desperate to build your own castle but need some inspiration for its design, these blueprints, tutorials, and ideas are simple to download, easy to follow, and perfect for triggering inspiration.

So you've outgrown your Minecraft house, want something bigger, grander - and more 'olde world' than a fancy mansion. Some of these incredible Minecraft castle ideas should spark your creativity then, and range from mini fortresses to large, Victorian-style manors. There should be something here for every difficulty level, and most of these Minecraft designs fit into any of your favorite Minecraft biomes, too, but of course some look better in a specific setting.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:20 PM
     Cities Skylines 2 is being ruined by jaywalking pedestrians

Cities Skylines 2 roads and traffic are already difficult to manage. Between new highway ramps, roundabouts, and lane tools, CS2 brings some big improvements, but getting the all-important flow of cars, buses, and trucks just right is one of the greatest challenges in Colossal Order and Paradox's city strategy sim. Unfortunately, there are various reports of a new wrinkle in our grand Cities Skylines 2 building plans, as anarchic-minded pedestrians flaunt the traffic laws and simply walk into the road, causing jams that bring entire blocks to a halt.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Cities Skylines 2 review, Cities Skylines 2 roads, Cities Skylines 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:07 PM
     The 15 best Minecraft shaders 2023

What are the best Minecraft shaders? With shaders, you can instantly level up the look of your Minecraft world - even without a fancy schmancy RTX graphics card. But with so many downloadable mods for the sandbox game, if you're unsure, let's start with what Minecraft shaders are.

One of the best PC games of all time and the ongoing king of sandbox games, Minecraft has incredible replayability, keeping fans and newbies coming to the game time after time. While the vanilla game still gets regular updates, Minecraft mods, texture packs, resource packs, and shaders can completely reinvent the game, affecting its overall look. For example, mods can completely alter gameplay, and Minecraft texture packs and resource packs change the appearance of existing blocks and add new blocks, respectively. Meanwhile, shader packs give you the same game with fancier graphics and effects.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:05 PM
     Starfield outpost building just got some incredible improvements

Compared to the base building mechanic in Fallout 4, Starfield outpost building is a bit of a letdown. With ship combat and customization at the forefront of the space game, it makes perfect sense that Bethesda focused on making the new mechanic as comprehensive as possible, but if like me you wanted better outpost and base building, this mod is for you.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield mods, Starfield outposts, Starfield traits

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:01 PM
     Bloodlines 2 adds one of the best Vampire The Masquerade clans

Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has been a long-time coming, and with each passing week we learn even more about The Chinese Room's highly-anticipated vampiric adventure. With the anarchic Brujah already confirmed as the game's first playable clan, the devs have confirmed that the blood-bending, spell-slinging Tremere are joining them on the roster.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Bloodlines 2 gameplay, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 release date, Pre-order Bloodlines 2

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:00 PM
     Persona 5 Tactica review – a decent swansong

It's hard to write this Persona 5 Tactica review without considering the many layers of spinoffs to get to where we are today. Like a freshly baked croissant, we can peel back each one to reveal that, at its core, it's still a Shin Megami Tensei RPG at heart. In Persona 5 Tactica, you still fuse Personae to create stronger bonds, but the similarities with the mainline games end here. It's a decent third story in the Phantom Thieves saga and has some innovative mechanics for a tactical RPG, but it's far from anything spectacular.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:00 PM
     Remnant 2 The Awakened King is Shakespearean Cluedo with guns

Wakey wakey, rise and shine, because the multiverse just got a little bit bigger. The Awakened King DLC is the first installment in a trilogy set to expand Remnant 2's three primary worlds of Losomn, Yaesha, and N'Erud. While N'Erud's biomechanical aesthetic has a special place in my heart, this one-shot adventure takes me back to Losomn to wrap up my favorite storyline. The One True King's conspicuous absence has served as the throughline of the sundered world, leaving a power vacuum filled by all manner of would-be successors that proclaim his death. In so many words, I am assured: "He's not dead, he's just sleeping."

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Remnant 2 archetypes, Remnant 2 review, Remnant 2 bosses

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:50 AM
     The best Roblox games in 2023

What are the best Roblox games? Games aren't just better than ever for kids; the means of creating them are, too. The best example of that is Roblox: a massively multiplayer online game creation platform, and since it is so easy to make something fun, there are millions of Roblox games to enjoy. User-generated creations allow you to weather the existential threat of a natural disaster, try your hand as a pizza maker, and take a break from it all with a spot of peaceful scuba diving.

From sims to RPGs and adventure titles, we've highlighted the best Roblox games to enjoy, with over 100 million other pals in online games. Think of it like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet smooshed together and forged into an entire platform to create one of the best free PC games available. Below you can find the best Roblox games and more about this exciting platform. If you're looking for some Roblox freebies, you can check these guides for working, new Skibiverse codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes to gain an advantage in your games.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:28 AM
     Best MW3 Cor 45 loadout and class setup

What is the best MW3 Cor 45 loadout? This pistol appeared at first glance to be locked during the Modern Warfare 3 beta, but we've discovered a handy little trick so you can equip and use it to double-tap opponents.

With the Modern Warfare 3 release date finally upon us, we've uncovered the best MW3 loadouts for the current meta. With the Modern Warfare 3 Cor 45, we've been two-shotting enemies much to their surprise - and ours.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: MW3 guns, MW3 review, MW3 loadouts

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:17 AM
     Sakura Stand codes November 2023

What are the newest Sakura Stand codes? Revamped from an old game of the same name, Sakura Stand is a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-inspired anime Roblox game with gameplay that matches similar fighting and farming experiences.

Like many Roblox games, this one has a bunch of codes you can redeem to get more chances to receive tokens and experience boosts. It's far from the only anime game out there, especially when it comes to Roblox games, so while you're here, check out the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes for some more freebies.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:04 PM
     How to unlock the Remnant 2 Ritualist archetype

How do you unlock the Remnant 2 Ritualist? If you've exhausted the base game class selection in Gunfire Games' world-hopping sequel, the odds are high that you've got your eye on the Ritualist. This occult archetype eschews raw firepower in favor of stacking harmful status effects upon foes, inflicting terror, and even draining their own health pool for more damage. If all of the above appeals to you, then unlocking it should be your first priority.

The Ritualist is a Remnant 2 archetype exclusive to the Remnant 2 Awakened King DLC, so that's one obvious barrier to access. Thankfully, the steps to unlock it once you purchase the DLC are fairly straightforward; unlike the Remnant 2 Archon, it requires no special conditions or datamining. Instead, you just have to reach the archetype engram material's secret location in the action-adventure game, and we've scoured the length of the Forlorn Coast to find it. Here's how to unlock the Remnant 2 Ritualist archetype.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:56 AM
     Corsair reveals new superfast PCIe Gen5 M.2 SSDs

Corsair is keeping busy as we approach the holiday season, and its latest releases are the superfast MP700 Pro and MP700 Pro Hydro X PCIe Gen5 SSDs.

Available in capacities up to a massive 4TB (only 1TB and 2TB are currently available from the online store), these latest Corsair storage solutions offer incredibly fast read and write speeds, but may not quite be among the best SSDs for gaming due to having a PCIe connection rather than an NVMe one.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:12 PM
     The best Elden Ring armor sets

Searching for the best Elden Ring armor sets? If we're being completely honest, there's no point in being good at something unless you look good while you're doing it. The best Elden Ring armor sets can separate you from the rest of the Tarnished out there, providing you with an outfit that can strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.

In this RPG game, upgrading your armaments using Elden Ring smithing stones and Ashes of War is just as important as leveling up your character. There are some armor sets imbued with powerful abilities, though their use largely depends on what type of character you're building. If you've got a fashion-conscious Tarnished, Elden Ring makes it difficult to find armor that is both protective and stylish, but it certainly can be done if you know where to look.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:09 AM
     Best gaming chairs 2023

The best gaming chair should offer support and style in equal measure. We've spent years trying the seats on the market, and you'll the most comfortable, supportive, and well-designed options in this guide to help you shop. The majority of products here are gaming-specific, unlike the best office chairs, which we'd recommend for more general use.

Given how long you'll sit at your gaming PC, it's important to have a chair that supports both your posterior and back for many hours at a time. Pairing your desk with the best gaming desk will ensure everything you need is within reach at the right height.

Considering the style, materials, weight support and of course, price, will help you to choose the best gaming chair for your needs. Our experts have reviewed top options from the likes of Razer and Corsair below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 5:42 PM

A huge part of Cities: Skylines appeal lay in its modding community, which expanded on the citybuilder's robust foundations with new maps, assets and more for years post-release. Cities: Skylines 2 is still waiting on its own official mod support, but Paradox have offered a new update on progress, saying that the editor is "a couple of months" from being in a releasable state, with no concrete timeline as yet.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 5:24 PM

A Highland Song, Inkle's Scottish rhythm mountain climbing game, now has a release date of December 5th. I'm Scottish, I spent my childhood walking up mountains, and I'm a long-time fan of Inkle, so it's kind of them to make this game specifically for me. Hop below for a new trailer, too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:35 PM

Just a quick one before I clock off for the day: you would not believe what the kids are up to in Minecraft right now. Well, you probably would, because it's Minecraft, the sandbox building sim that contains all possibility and all human endeavour, with the exception of good PvP mechanics, yes I went there.

Anyway, Minecraft update 1.21 is just around the corner, and a few players have gotten early access via Mojang's snapshot releases. I had thought the crown jewel of the update would be the new Trial Chambers, aka trap-filled mazes. It turns out the real star might be the new Breeze mob - in the hands of imaginative players, at least.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:02 PM

Want a high-end gaming PC for a reasonable price? Stormforce Gaming are offering an RTX 4070 desktop equipped with a Ryzen 5 7600X processor, 32GB of DDR5 and a 2TB NVMe SSD for £1160, which is less money than these components cost to buy to assemble a matching computer yourself.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:00 PM

The Persona 5 kids are trapped in high school, their semesters stretched into infinity by the inescapable march of spin-offs that have been retroactively stuffed into every available blank spot. Since the credits rolled on Persona 5 (and also before, and sometimes concurrently), the Phantom Thieves have spent their time in a rubbish Dynasty Warriors knock-off, got lost in a dream about a really cheap rhythm-action game and ended up trapped in a cross-generational dungeon crawler. Now they find themselves embroiled in - of all things - an X-COM style turn-based strategy game.

Your energy for Persona 5 Tactica is going to come down to how much tolerance you have for the Persona 5 brand's Baz Luhrmann-style maximalism. If you're emotionally invested in the gang, it'll definitely help. But even if you're a Persona veteran or a total newcomer, you'll find the story a bit loose, the chats a bit tiring, and the combat a bit simplistic. Then again, if you're a Persona fan, it's still more than a good excuse to sink back into another adventure with your pals.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:50 AM

Edifier's R1700BTs are some of the finest PC speakers I've ever used - and critics and users alike agree - and today you can pick them up for $140 rather than their usual $200. That's thanks to a 30% discount at Amazon US when you clip the coupon on the product page.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:45 AM

Making a strategy game is "harder than people give it credit for," Bit Reactor's CEO Greg Foertsch tells me. The same could probably be said of any game this year in particular, but having spent over 20 years shepherding the art teams at Firaxis on Civilization, XCOM, Sid Meier's Pirates, Alpha Centauri and most recently Marvel's Midnight Suns, Foertsch has seen firsthand what it takes for strategy games to break new ground over the years, and what an arduous road it's been for the genre to get where it is today. Not only was it "late to party on 3D, they were late to the party on consoles," but it's also "suffered from lower budgets, which means it just hasn't pushed in the way that other genres have," he says.

Even now, "it's got some catching up to do," he continues, but there are plenty of reasons to be positive, too. As we speak at the beginning of September, our conversation quickly turns to Baldur's Gate 3, whose enormous success Foertsch cites as a clear and obvious sign that "there's a thirst for something different now," both within RPG circles and, perhaps a little unexpectedly, for strategy heads as well. It's his hope that his own upcoming project, the closely guarded Star Wars strategy game his new studio Bit Reactor are working on in collaboration with Respawn, will follow in these lauded footsteps. "We want to make a game and just have people say, 'Man, that's amazing game, and oh, it happens to be strategy.' That's the goal."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:31 AM

Robert Kirkman's Invincible is a comic book and lately, animated series about a young superhero finding in his feet in a world where superheroes routinely get decapitated, disembowelled, melted, squished or just plain old beaten to a pulp. Much like The Boys, it's got a not-very-nice version of Superman, Omni-Man, who you might have seen doing not-very-nice things in Mortal Kombat lately.

Skybound and Kirkman's first videogame based on the license isn't about Omni-Man, though. Developed by Terrible Posture Games, it's about Atom Eve, a high-school do-gooder who can manipulate the atomic structure of the world, changing one thing into another.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:30 AM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. Or on Tuesday, if my mum visited for a long weekend. Last weekend brought devs showing off a big laser, Predator-style leaping between trees, petting a goose, the giant head of Death herself, and loads more attractive and interesting indie games. Come check 'em out!

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 6:00 PM

genshin impact keychains vision

Pre-orders are open for Vision keychains that look like the ones in Genshin Impact. They cost 2090 JPY ($13.90) each and will ship out on April 30, 2024. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]

As a side note, Fantasy Village offers international shipping. So you can purchase them directly from the site even if you live overseas. Because Fantasy Village is also importing these items, there's a chance that the release date will change.

This is not the first time that a company has released keychains based on the Visions from Genshin Impact. However, there is far more variety than before. You'll be able to get Visions from Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, and Sumeru in all seven Elements.

Not only can you get the Vision of your favorite character, but there are also combinations that don't exist in the game yet. For example, you can get a Mondstadt Dendro Vision despite the lack of a canon Dendro character from Mondstadt (as of the time of writing).

Other Genshin Impact goods that Fantasy Village offers include acrylic keyholders, boxes, and toys. You can also purchase a mechanical keyboard with a Kokomi keycap set. Though you can't purchase a Fontaine Vision keychain yet, Fantasy Village offers plushes and keychains that look like Blubberbeasts.

Genshin Impact is available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Genshin Impact Vision keychains from Fantasy Village will come out on April 30, 2024.

The post Genshin Impact Vision Keychains Come in All Variants appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 5:30 PM

2023 Racing Miku Figma

A new Hatsune Miku figma featuring her 2023 racing form is now available to pre-order until January 18, 2024, on the Good Smile U.S. online shop and the international store. The figurine is priced at $86.99 and is expected to ship out in the first quarter of 2025.

The 2023 Racing Miku design this figma is based on was illustrated by Toridamono, the artist behind the Atelier Ryza series of games. The figma's body shape and facial structure reflect Toridamono's signature art style from the popular RPG series.

The new 2023 Racing Miku figma will include two optional face plates: one smiling face and one cheerful face. Additionally, the figure will feature a few extra optional parts to spice up your pose options. She'll also come with a flag with the Good Smile racing logo and a cheering team support bird partner.

Check out the new 2023 Racing Miku figma in the gallery below:

The 2023 Racing Miku figma is now available to pre-order at Good Smile international and U.S. online shops for $86.99.

The post Atelier Ryza Artist Racing Hatsune Miku 2023 Figma Now Available for Pre-order appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 2:00 PM

Hyte Persona 3 Reload Y60 PC Case Teased

Atlus revealed the Hyte and iBuyPower Persona 3 Reload Y60 ATX PC case. It is the first look at it online ahead of the appearance of the product at Anime NYC between November 17-19, 2023.

Here's the official announcement. The panels on the outside of the case show various characters from the game. So Makoto, the avatar, is on the diagonal one. On the front of the case are Fuuka, Junpei, and Yukari. On the side are Shinji, Akihiko, Mitsuru, Koromaru, Ken, and Aigis. There's also the new logo for the game featured on it.

The announcement referred to a Persona 3 Reload Y60 ATX PC case bundle. This wouldn't be the first time Hyte created a bundle tied to a character or series. For example, its official site currently features three Hololive ones. Two involved Hakos Baelz and Ouro Kronii Y60 designs with a desk pad for $280 each, though the Kronii one sold out. There is also a $349.99 Mori Calliope Y40 one with a desk pad and a "gift box."

A number of other Persona 3 Reload announcements appeared recently as well. However, those involved the game, rather than merchandise. For example, the Fuuka and Koromaru trailers appeared in November 2023. The in-battle outfits for Akihiko, Fuuka, and Mitsuru appeared. More Social Link voice actors ended up revealed in Japan as well.

Persona 3 Reload will be released worldwide on February 2, 2024. People will be able to play it on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:30 PM

Tokimeki Memorial Shiori Nendoroid Is a Dating Sim Deep Cut

Good Smile Company will release a Tokimeki Memorial Shiori Nendoroid in 2024, and the dating sim heroine will come with items for a confession scene. It will show up in Japan in June 2024 for ¥6,500, with the North American release set for Q4 2024 for $40.99. 

Shiori is essentially the most recognizable heroine from the series. She appears in many installments and is the player's childhood friend in Tokimeki Memorial. However, she's also a difficult character to win over and earn an ending with, as someone would need to have over 100 points every stats, with some of the requirements being even higher for certain traits. 

Konami didn't localize any of the Tokimeki Memorial games. However, people might recognize Shiori. That's because she made a cameo appearance as a playable character in Super Bomberman R.

The Nendoroid will come with items to reference her appearances in the dating sim. She has three face plates. She has a standard smiling face, a shy blushing one, and a third referred to as the Tokimeki expression. She comes with her book bag to carry. There are also some sheets to recreate scenes from the game.

There is also a special pre-order bonus for people who get her from the official Good Smile Company storefronts. They get a stand that features the logo from the game in Japanese. You can see it below.

The Shiori Fujisaki Tokimeki Memorial Nendoroid will appear in June 2024 in Japan and in Q4 2024 in North America. Pre-orders are open until January 18, 2024. There are no official worldwide releases for the Tokimeki Memorial dating sim games.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:00 PM

Ace Attorney room diffusers

People will be able to decorate their rooms with Ace Attorney fragrances. Capcom revealed that it is working with fav's room TOKYO to produce room diffusers inspired by characters from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy.

Pre-orders for these diffusers are available in Japan via e-Capcom and fav's room TOKYO websites. Each item will be available at 4,400 yen (~$29). The companies will release these items on January 25, 2024—the same day Capcom releases the Apollo Justice trilogy compilation worldwide.

Here is the full list of character rooms that serve as the basis for each diffuser, as well as the ingredients used.

  • Ryuichi Naruhodo / Phoenix Wright - based on the Wright Anything Agency

    • Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Grape Fruit
    • Middle: Marine, Pear, Aqua Lily, Light Jasmine
    • Base: Watery Musk (Luxury Amber)

  • Housuke Odoroki / Apollo Justice - based on the Justice Law Offices in Khura'in

    • Top: Lemon, Grape Fruit
    • Middle: Mint, Marine, Ginger, Cassis, Aqua Lily, Light Jasmine
    • Base: Paccheri, Cedarwood (Woody Amber Musk)

  • Reiji Mitsurugi / Miles Edgeworth - based on the High Prosecutor's Office Room 1202

    • Top: Bergamot, Tea
    • Middle: Rose
    • Base: Jasmine

  • Kyoya Garyu / Klavier Gavin - based on Klavier's office room

    • Top: Bergamot, La France
    • Middle: Freesia
    • Base: Elegant Amber Musk, Paccheri (Smoky Base)

  • Jin Yugami / Simon Blackquill - based on Simon's prison cell

    • Top: Grape Fruit
    • Middle: Cassis, Freesia, Ginger, Nutmeg
    • Base: White Musk, Peach, Woody Amber, Paccheri (Unisex Base)

The Ace Attorney series has received various kinds of merchandise other than figures. In May 2021, Capcom Cafe released a collection of Ace Attorney merchandise that included a tissue box modeled after Miles Edgeworth's cravat.

The Ace Attorney character room diffusers will be available in Japan on January 25, 2024. Capcom will release Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy worldwide on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on the same day.

The post Ace Attorney Diffusers Inspired by Key Character Rooms appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:23 PM

Here Are the November 2023 Nintendo Indie World Switch Games

Nintendo just revealed the latest Indie World Switch games during the November 14, 2023 showcase. As expected, the 20 minute presentation covered primarily games coming out over the next few months and first part of 2024, though we also saw a few shadowdrops.

First, the immediately available games are Backpack Hero, Enjoy the Diner, Howl, and Passpartout 2. They can be found in the eShop on November 14, 2023.

As for upcoming Nintendo Indie World Switch games, here's what we can expect on the system in the future. In many cases, we only have vague launch windows rather than exact release dates.

  • Backpack Hero - Available today
  • Blade Chimera - Spring 2024 (timed console exclusive) 
  • Braid, Anniversary Edition - April 30, 2024
  • Core Keeper - Summer 2024
  • Death Trick: Double Blind - 2024, demo available today (first on Switch)
  • Enjoy the Diner - Available today
  • The Gecko Gods - Spring 2024
  • Heavenly Bodies - February 2024
  • A Highland Song - December 5, 2023
  • Howl - Available today alongside a demo.
  • Moonstone Island - Spring 2024 (timed console exclusive)
  • On Your Tail - 2024 (timed console exclusive)
  • Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition - Digital on December 7, 2023, physical in 2024
  • Passpartout 2 - Available today
  • Planet of Lana - 2024
  • Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution - 2024
  • The Star Named EOS - Spring 2024
  • Urban Myth Dissolution Center - 2024

In case you missed the presentation, here's the replay.

Backpack Hero, Enjoy the Diner, Howl, and Passpartout 2 are immediately available on the Nintendo Switch starting today.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:01 PM

Review: Persona 5 Tactica Is a Surprisingly Adept Strategy Game

I don't know why I get apprehensive about Persona series spin-offs anymore. Games like Persona Q and Persona 4 Dancing All Night shows these experiments can work, and Persona 5 Tactica is the latest bit of mad science showing yes, even a strategy game tie-in will be a success.

Persona 5 Tactica is a case of trouble finding the Phantom Thieves, as it so often does in the series. The group is at LeBlanc after the end of the base Persona 5 storyline, with the news in the background mentioning that Japan National Diet member Toshiro Kasukabe is missing. Not long after, something happens. The world shifts, they can't hear the normal sounds of the city outside, and the door to LeBlanc changes. When the crew steps outside, they find themselves in the Marie Kingdom, inspired by France, which is run by the villainous Marie and her Legionnaires. After meeting the Rebel Corps leader Erina, and later the missing Toshiro, Joker and his friends commit to doing what they do best, which is righting wrongs, investigating what's going on, and saving the day.

Image via Atlus
Image via Atlus

If you've played any of the Mario + Rabbids strategy games on the Switch, then honestly Persona 5 Tactica will feel pretty familiar. You get a limited number of units on each stage, with players allowed three characters in a party for every one. It's a cover-based, turn-based tactical title, with being behind a half-size barrier (indicated by a yellow shield) or full-size one (noted by a red shield) to mitigate or block damage. The goal might be to defeat all or certain enemies, destroy flags, protect someone, or reach certain places. This is done via gun damage, using melee to knock an enemy back and deal damage, and Persona attacks. Sometimes, there's the idea of getting there in a certain number of turns or complete additional objectives for additional bonuses. You get points to unlock additional abilities or passive perks on a skill tree for each character by taking on main missions, side ones, or listening to conversations in the LeBlanc hub. Via each person's unique Persona and Sub-Personas, you can get additional abilities to make them more capable in-battle. 

While I get that a strategy game might be new to fans of the series, I did feel like the tutorial for Persona 5 Tactica dragged on a bit. However, throughout the entire first area (and beyond), Atlus keeps introducing new gameplay elements. It's frustrating, as some of the mechanics involved things I could have used earlier or might have already come up before that point. Part of this could be because of my familiarity with the genre, but even on the harder difficulty levels this first section seemed to drag out implementation of ideas a bit.

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Image via Atlus

Which is weird as the pacing is otherwise pretty good. The story flows well, and the challenge builds up in a satisfying manner. The side missions you can take often are more difficult than the mainline ones and require you to think creatively to solve specific objectives, such as getting a character to a point on the other side of the map in a single turn. Maps typically don't take too long, with many feeling like they could easily be cleared in around five to seven turns, though in many cases it's entirely possible to get through them in a shorter period of time.

However, what I did notice is that I generally found myself relying on certain characters quite often depending on the situation, even if they hadn't "rested" and weren't at their "best" when selecting them. If I needed to reach a specific point on the map, I'd pick the 7-movement characters like Yusuke and Morgana, as well as someone with 6-movement range. If it was about clearing out all enemies, I found Joker, Haru, Ryuji, Makoto, Morgana, and Yusuke worked best. The innate perks for certain characters, like higher gun-based damage if Joker is in the party, outweighed the benefits of using other people.

Especially since a Persona's skill type influence status effects or side effects. So while Ann would be weak to Ice in Persona 5 and Royal, because Carmen would be, here there's no such weakness. This means I found Haru, Makoto, and Morgana universally useful, because Milady's Psi skills, Makoto's Frei abilities, and Zorro's Garu ones could cause enemies' positions to move due to the Hypno, Vortex, and Sweep effects. Likewise, Yusuke's Goemon Bufu abilities or Ryuji's Captain Kidd Zio skills would Freeze or Shock enemies for a turn due to their ice or electric typing, which could be good for some challenges. Yes, it means that you can use anyone in every fight, which I really appreciated. It meant I could use whoever I liked. However, I was a bit disappointed to see a signature part of the series taken out, especially since it removed a possible strategic element. 

At least other Persona game features are present in Persona 5 Tactica and used in a way where it enhances the a player's strategy. Having a Sub-Persona for everyone is nice, since it can provide an additional type of status effect. Though to be honest, I found loading them up with passive abilities via the Sub-Persona was often even more useful. The "1-More" attack for landing a critical hit on, say, an enemy outside of cover is fantastic for covering more of the map or hitting optional objectives. It is also super satisfying to knock an enemy down via a critical, allowing you to arrange the three units in a triangle for the Triple Threat All-Out Attack that deals fantastic AOE damage to any foe in its range. If you can manage to get the high ground and set up a Follow-Up Attack by knocking an opponent down, that feels so good too! I felt like it made up for moments when you realize you limited your own progression due to allied characters not being able to "pass through" other members of your party. Baton Pass is also around, though you can only shift a standby ally in if an active party member's HP drops to 0.

Review: Persona 5 Tactica Is a Surprisingly Adept Strategy Game
Image via Atlus

I had a lot of fun with Persona 5 Tactica, especially after I took the risk to crank the difficulty up on the strategy game so friendly fire would be enabled. The characters, Personas, and concept all adapted well to the genre shift. Atlus also executed it in a way that makes it easy for people new to tactical titles can wade into it without encountering too many barriers. I do wish there'd been more elemental elements to it and certain characters didn't feel a little too perfect for every situation, but it is entertaining and I appreciated the creativity behind the design direction.

Persona 5 Tactica will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on November 17, 2023. DLC that adds Goro Akechi and Kasumi Yoshizawa will appear at launch. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 14, 2023 11:30 AM

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Final Fantasy IX Wallpapers Shown

Square Enix shared peeks at the Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Final Fantasy IX crossover live wallpapers people can earn or acquire in-game. These feature Cloud as Zidane, Tifa as Amarant, and the Black Waltz opponents.

First, here's the one with Cloud wearing his Zidane's Outfit gear and wielding Zidane's Sword. He's on the deck of an airship for the live wallpaper. His pose is somewhat simple, as he's standing and sort of looking up toward the sky at one point. You get this wallpaper by getting items from the crossover banner.

Next, here's the Tifa Amarant Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Final Fantasy IX one, which is the second of the two gacha live wallpapers. She's wearing her Amarant's Guise outfit and wearing her Amarant's Claws. Her hairstyle is designed to mimic his. For her pose, she's making a fist with the new weapon while also standing on an airship deck.

Finally, there's the Black Waltz wallpaper. You earn this one in-game by going through the crossover event. As part of that, you'll face these former Final Fantasy IX bosses.

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is available for mobile devices. A PC version is in development. The Final Fantasy IX crossover event ends on November 24, 2023

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